Media and Communication BA (Hons)

By studying both the theory and practice of media and communications, this course can equip you with the skills and insights required to be successful in the media environment.

This can enable you to progress into diverse careers in sectors such as PR, journalism, marketing, entertainment, international relations, politics and education.

A modern focus in the teaching of this course enables students to adapt to changes and developments in industry and proficiently use the most up-to-date technology.

Course details

The media and communication industry has a widespread influence on the world around us, and this degree course helps enable you to be a part of that revolution.
  • Mode of study: 3-4 days  a week
  • Intake: Intakes: September
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: 9250 per year
  • Location: Leicester campus

De Mortfort University

Course overview

Designed with your employability in mind, this course includes modules focusing on media industries, digital cultures and new media.Select a route through this degree in Creative Writing, Drama, English Language, English Literature, Film Studies, History or Journalism. These carefully chosen routes will complement and enrich your understanding of your main subject, alongside broadening your skillset to give you a wider range of career paths upon graduation.

Access a range of multimillion-pound facilities, including editing suites, TV studios, radio studios, dark rooms, blue and green screen studios and video production laboratories.

Benefit from our close links with local media partners including BBC Radio Leicester, Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre, and community media organisations.


Entry requirements

Normally 104 UCAS points from at least two A-levels, or
BTEC National Diploma/ Extended Diploma at DMM
Plus, five GCSEs at grade 4 or above, including English or equivalent.

Alternative qualifications include:

Pass in the QAA-accredited Access to HE with English GCSE required as a separate qualification
We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course.

International Baccalaureate: 24+ points
T Levels Merit


Media and Communications graduates have gone on to work for Cosmopolitan, the BBC, CBeebies, Mentorn Media.

In addition, graduates have pursued careers in the public and private sectors and have gone on to work in advertising, SEO, TV production, journalism, independent media, film, teaching and public relations. These are all professions where knowledge of the media and good, critical communication skills are valued.


Note: All modules are indicative and based on the current academic session. Course information is correct at the time of publication and is subject to review. Exact modules may, therefore, vary for your intake in order to keep content current. If there are changes to your course we will, where reasonable, take steps to inform you as appropriate.

  • Block 1: Media: Identities and Representations
  • Block 2: Media Industries
  • Block 3: Media, Culture and Society OR you can select to study one route from the list below:
  • Film Studies: Disney, Warner Bros and the Film Studio
  • Journalism: Understanding Journalism
  • English Language: Evolving Language
  • Creative Writing: Writers Salon
  • English Literature: Introduction to Drama: Shakespeare
  • History: Global Cities
  • Drama: Shifting Stages
    Block 4: New Media: Website Design and Coding
  • Block 1: Digital Cultures
  • Block 2: Streaming Cultures OR New Media: Creative Project
  • Block 3: Global Subcultures and Music OR Public Relations and Strategic Communication OR continue with the route selected in the first year:
  • Film Studies: Screen Archives
    Journalism: Beyond News
    English Language: Sociolinguistics
    Creative Writing: Story Craft
    English Literature: Digital Humanities
    History: Humans and the Natural World
    Drama: Theatre Revolutions
  • Block 4: Researching Media and Communication
  • Block 1: Global Communications and Strategic Advertising Management OR Media Discourse: Global Events
  • Block 2: Writing for the Screen OR Paranormal Media
  • Block 3: Sport and the Media OR Gender and TV Fictions OR continue with the study route selected in the first and second year:
  • Film Studies: British Cinema
    Journalism: Music, Film and Entertainment Journalism
    English Language: Language, Gender and Sexuality
    Creative Writing: Creative Misbehaviour
    English Literature: World Englishes
    History: The World on Display
    Drama: Performance, Identity and Society
  • Block 4: Dissertation